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British Soldier Killed In Helmand Blast
A soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.
He died on Saturday while travelling in a vehicle in the Nahr-e Saraj region of Helmand Province.
His next of kin have been informed.
Major Ian Lawrence, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "It is with great sadness I must inform you that a soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh has died of wounds sustained in an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) strike while on a mobile patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province.
"The thoughts and prayers of all in the Task Force are with his family and friends at this sad time."
A total of 414 members of UK forces have died since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001.
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what do you think?
For each soldier killed there are many severely injured My thoughts are with all families
My no 1 charity is 'help for heroes' who help families that have lost a loved one on th front line as well as injured troops. We don't as yet have anything we can fight back with and more will die from ieds.
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